IIT Kanpur and Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology are organizing a hybrid workshop to foster telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence in healthcare

Kanpur : The Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology is going to organize a unique one-day hybrid workshop on 2nd July, 2022, in collaboration with IIT Kanpur in a first-of-its-kind initiative proposing to establish several ‘Centres of Excellence (CoEs)’ on futuristic medicine as part of the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology and a Super Specialty Hospital as an extension of CoE. The one-day event will be addressed by Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur, and Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, IIT Kanpur.


The workshop is envisioned to advance the concept of Telemedicine Policy and Strategy, Application scenarios, and explore the role of Artificial Intelligence in empowering the health system of the 21st century. It will cover sessions on driving the implementation of health technologies and interventions systematically by creating a framework for deploying business models for advanced point-of-care devices at the target geographies, a mechanism of collecting data securely, and applying emerging technological tools to come up with measures for preventing illness.


Many eminent speakers are slated to address the sessions in the workshop. The inaugural session will be graced by Dr. R S Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority, Govt. of India, as the Chief Guest. Session One is on “Current Scenario of Telemedicine in India”, and will be moderated by Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, and Prof. S K Mishra, IIT Kanpur. The Keynote speaker for the session include Mr. Vikram Pagaria, Joint Director, National Health Agency, Govt. of India; Mr. Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India; Mr. R Prakash, C-DOT, Department of Telecommunication, Govt. of India; Prof. K Ganapathy, Apollo Telehealth Network Foundation, Chennai; Mr. Praveen Srivastava, Associate Director & Head; Health Informatics Dept., C-DAC, NOIDA.


Session Two is on “Current Telemedicine Practices in India” and will be moderated by Prof. B Bhattacharya, and Prof. S R Sahoo from IIT Kanpur. The keynote speakers for this session include Dr. Sanjay Sood, Associate Director & Head, Health Informatics & Medical Electronics Dept., Center of Advanced Computing, Mohali; Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur, Chairman, Teleradsol, Bangalore; Dr. R Kim, Director, Arvind Eye Hospital System, Madurai; Dr. Sangeeta B. Desai, Head, Dept. of Pathology, TMH, Mumbai; and Prof. Anjali Mishra, department of Endocrine Surgery & School of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics, SGPGI, Lucknow.


Session Three is on “Artificial Intelligence for Health” and will be moderated by Prof. Ketan Rajawat, IIT Kanpur. The keynote speakers for this session include Dr. Vijayakumar Chinnadurai, Scientist F. Cognitive control and machine learning centre, INMAS, Delhi AI application in Remote Patient Care; Dr. Dileep Raman, Co-founder, Cloud Physician, Bengaluru; Dr. T K Srikanth, IIIT, Bangalore, Tele-mental Health Mission Task Force, MoH&FW, Govt. of India; Dr. Raghu Dharmraju, President, ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) at IISc; and Dr. Prasanna Desikan, University of Minnesota, USA.


A round table conversation will be held following the in-depth sessions virtually with five eminent speakers, including, Mr. Vimal Wakhlu (Ex-CMD, TCIL), Prof. Sunil Shroff, Sr. Consultant, Urology and Renal transplant surgeon, and Prof. P K Pradhan (President, Telemedicine Society of India).


The workshop will shed light one key issues related to the relevance of telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. Interested people can register or join through the link – https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TYe9eOMSQw6fRgIkrJwshg